11.29.2010

Nest is never quite empty

I was digging around in a file cabinet in my home office when I found a cowboy tucked into one corner of a drawer. He's quite the frontiersman, armed with a rifle, a pistol and a knife, and crouched in a kneeling position perfect for sniping.

Been a long time since our sons -- ages 21 and nearly 19 -- played with little plastic cowboys. Wonder how long that cowboy has been waiting in that drawer for someone to rescue him?
You can't tell it from my stellar cellphone photography, but the cowboy is pretty detailed, with windswept bandana, fringed shirt and the words, on his base, "Made in China."
I'm keeping him on my desk, a reminder that my sons are never as far away as they seem.

3 comments:

clitav said...

LoL! I really had to LoL! Just the other day I had a "discussion" with my Hunny about how long we are supposed to keep that box of my Daughters "Memorabilia" in our shed!! It has only been about 15 years, is that long enough? :)

Anonymous said...

And they may be packing heat.
-Jas.

max anton said...

Aw crap, Hawkins and I were planning that ambush for the last twelve years! Just at the last moment.... FOILED AGAIN!